Overview

Western NSW Local Health District

An outstanding opportunity exists for a Senior Dental Assistant to join our team!

To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment TypePermanent Full Time
Position Classification
Dental Assistant Grade 2
Remuneration: $64,347.00 – $70,850.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Location:
Dubbo NSW

Senior Dental Assistant
Dubbo Community Dental Clinic

About the role:

As a Senior Dental Assistant, you will assist clinicians and provide leadership to the local dental assisting team. Implement, monitor, and evaluate infection control policy and procedures at the community dental clinic and outreach.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

Where you’ll be working:
The Oral Health Service in Western NSW Local Health District has a supportive and friendly culture. The Dubbo Community Dental Clinic has 6 chairs and provides outreach services to rural communities. Our Dental clinic is located within the CSU dentistry building. The clinic consists of Dental Assistants, Dental Officers and Oral Health Therapists.

Dubbo provides one of the best Australia has to offer. It is a major regional city with a population of about 52,000 people situated on the beautiful Macquarie River, 420 kilometers north-west of Sydney. It is a progressive city with a thriving town centre. There are daily flights, trains and buses to the eastern seaboard and many regional towns. With boutique shops, major chain supermarkets and retailers, weekend markets, wineries and parks, affordable housing and property prices, the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Charles Sturt University, TAFE Western Campus, private and public schools, early learning and child care and so much more, life in Dubbo really is a package deal.

For more information on living and working in Dubbo, visit https://dubbo.com.au/live.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system. 
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Applications will close 4 July 2022 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Heidi Ryan on
(02) 6885 7418 or heidi.ryan@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.